Logbook of the Orca (Steam bark) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryMachine-readable finding aid created by: Rachel AdlerFunds for this project were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.Logbook of the Orca (Steam bark) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Logbook of the Orca (Steam bark)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Orca (Steam bark)
Date Span:
March 30, 1897 - September 18, 1897
Creator:
Sherman, Albert C.
Mss Number:
ODHS 981
Extent:
56 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by Albert C. Sherman, on voyage from March 30 1897 - September 22, 1897 (crushed in ice and lost), to the Herschel Island, Anadyr Sea, Northwest Coast, and Arctic Ocean whaling grounds.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
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Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by Albert C. Sherman, on voyage from March 30, 1897 - September 22, 1897 (crushed in ice and lost), to the Herschel Island, Anadyr Sea, Northwest Coast, and Arctic Ocean whaling grounds; owner-agent: Edwin L. Griffith; built at Bath, Me., 1882.

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Logbook Contents

Log, kept by Albert C. Sherman, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Arctic oceans. It includes description of types of whales and walrus seen or taken, arctic disaster, and indigenous people.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 17, 1897 (caught) p. 13; May 18 (caught) & 20 p. 14; Jun 1 p. 18; Jun 3 (caught) p. 19; Jun 4 & 5 p. 20; Jun 10 p. 22; Jun 11 & 12 p. 23; Jun 20 p. 26; Sep 4 (caught) p. 52.

Gray whales (seen): Jun 6, 1897 p. 21; Jun 19 p. 26.

Walruses (seen): May 15, 1897 p. 12; Jun 19 p. 26.

Places represented: Unalaska Apr 22, 1897 p. 6; Nunivak Island May 9 p. 11; St. Lawrence Island May 10 p. 11; Indian Point May 22 p. 15; Marcus Bay May 23 p. 15; Diomedes Jun 1 p. 18; Cape Prince of Wales Jun 6 p. 21; Kings Island Jun 7 p. 21; Cape Serdz Jun 9 p. 22; East Cape Jun 15 p. 24; Cape Thompson Jun 21 p. 26; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 27 p. 28; Port Clarence Jun 30 p. 30; Pearl Bay Aug 5 p. 40; Point Barrow Aug 10 p. 42; Herschel Island Aug 15 p. 43; Token Point Aug 16 p. 44; Pullen Island Aug 18 p. 45.

Notable events: Aug 20, 1897 p. 46 One of the men got "intoxicated and troublesome" so the captain put him in irons. Sep 18 p. 56 After being stuck in the ice for several days, the crew of the Orca took their supplies and abandoned the ship.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Orca (Steam bark), ODHS 981

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 793, logbook of the 1883 voyage.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Albert C Sherman, Jr.

Sponsor

Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.

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Subject Entries

Arctic Ocean--Description and travel.
Arctic regions--Ice.
Barrow, Point--Description and travel.
Bowhead whale.
Griffith, Edwin L.
Herschel Island (Yukon)--Description and travel.
Indigenous people.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Port Clarence (Alaska)--Description and travel.
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)--Description and travel.
Seafaring life.
Ukivok (Alaska)--Description and travel.
Unalaska (Alaska)--Description and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Wainwright Inlet (Alaska)--Description and travel.
Walrus.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--California--San Francisco.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Alexander of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Balaena of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Beluga of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Belvedere of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Fearless of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Grampus of San Francisco (Steam barkentine)
J.D. Peters of San Francisco (Supply schooner)
Jeanie of San Francisco (Supply schooner)
Jeannette of San Francisco (Steam brigantine)
Jesse H. Freeman of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Karluk of San Francisco (Steam brigantine)
Mary D. Hume of San Francisco (Steam brigantine)
Narwhal of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Navarch of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Newport of San Francisco (Steam barkentine)
Rosario of San Francisco (Schooner)
Thrasher of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Wanderer of San Francisco (Bark)
William Baylies of San Francisco (Steam bark)

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